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An Approach To The Econometric Estimation Of Attitudes To Risk In Agriculture: Comment


  • Bar-Shira, Ziv


Bardsley and Harris (1987) test empirically the effects of changes In deterministic wealth and random income on the measure partial risk aversion. The paper, which is otherwise well written, failed to impose the relationship between the two effects and estimated them independently. Consequently, inconsistent estimates were derived for the elasticities of the measure of partial risk aversion with respect to wealth and to income. The purpose of this comment is to derive that relationship theoretically and to point out the resulting inconsistencies in the original paper.

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  • Bar-Shira, Ziv, 1991. "An Approach To The Econometric Estimation Of Attitudes To Risk In Agriculture: Comment," Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 35(03), December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:ajaeau:22624

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    1. Bar-Shira, Z. & Just, R. E. & Zilberman, D., 1997. "Estimation of farmers' risk attitude: an econometric approach," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, vol. 17(2-3), pages 211-222, December.

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